I haven’t said a lot lately, I’ve been editing.
Some people won’t believe that after you write the novel – you have to take a knife to it.
You have to cut it. Make it smaller, tighter, more concise.
You have to make sure the story makes sense and can function as a whole after you have taken your knife to it.
Then you have to do it again. And again. And again, until it is perfect.
Then you need to switch to sales mode to get it published. I am now close to sales mode. Very close. Wish me strength.